The mountain chain of the Alps is vast, sweeping in an arc from its southwestern extremity at the Mediterranean for some 750 miles through Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia to its northeastern most part near Vienna. The chain links hundreds of peaks over 2000m high with 82 of them reaching that magical 4,000m stature.

During the Summer months (June to September) the Alps provide opportunities for high-level walks amidst breathtaking scenery, glacial treks into the heart of the mountains as well as snow and rock climbs of all standards; there really is something for everyone. Between December and April the peaks are transformed into a true winter wonderland best accessed on snowshoes or skis. Valley ice-climbing, off-piste skiing and longer ski-tours are all possible.

Given the scale of the Alps, deciding where to head can be tricky. Many folk consider the Chamonix valley to be the ultimate skiing, mountaineering and climbing destination and certainly as you enter the valley you can’t help but be impressed by the jagged skyline of the Chamonix Aiguilles that demand you to crane your neck and marvel. Beyond these spires a rather unimpressive white dome of unfathomable scale can be spotted, this of course is Mont Blanc itself and Chamonix’s chief attraction. At 4,810m Mont Blanc is the highest (and most popular) peak in the Alps.

In addition to the much admired classics of the Mont Blanc Massif, there are endless opportunities for discovering lesser-known valleys with immaculate climbing and the chance to stand alone on stunning peaks and admire the space.

So whatever your Alpine aspirations are get in touch and we’ll see if we can turn dreams into reality.

The ideal group size for the Alps will depend on the objective and experience of the party. As a guide the following ratios work best:

Alpine Climbing 1:1 or 1:2

Introduction to Alpine Skills 1:3 or 1:4

Glacial Trek (eg: Haute Route) 1:4 or 1:6

The price for Alpine guiding will be worked out according to the following ratios:

1:1    = 330 per day
1:2/3 = 350   "   "
1:4-6 = 400   "   "

plus additional 'on the hill' expenses such as lifts and hut fees.